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December 3, 1930 - March 1, 2013
Harold Thomas Perry, the son of Philip LeRoy and Hazel Lucille (Price) Perry, was born December 3, 1930, in Rock Port, Missouri. He attended Rock Port High School, graduating in 1949.
On June 10, 1951, Harold was united in marriage to Charlyne Wells and they became the parents of four daughters, Christine, Debra, Marilyn and Brenda. They were later divorced. On November 18, 1973, Harold was united in marriage to Evelyn Evans, which added four sons, Kim, Steve, Reed and Rocky, to his family. Evelyn passed away in 2008 and Harold passed away Friday, March 1, 2013, at Pleasant View Nursing Home, Rock Port, at the age of 82.
Harold worked in agriculture his entire life. He was employed by Atchison County Coop and Mo Valley Ag, in Rock Port. He also owned and operated a custom application business. After retirement, he mowed yards, managed a large garden and enjoyed spending time with his family and friends. Harold was a 25 year volunteer with the Rock Port Fire Department and held the position of Fire Chief for 13 years. He was also active on the “chain gang” at the Rock Port football games and was a member of the United Methodist Church, Rock Port.
Besides his parents and wife, Evelyn, Harold was preceded in death by brother-in-law, Virgil Adams and sister-in-law, Charlotte Taylor. Survivors include four daughters, Christine Lewis and husband, Jim, Rock Port, Debra Lee, St. Joseph, Missouri, Marilyn McMahon and husband, Ron, and Brenda Hughes and husband, Rick, all of Rock Port; sons, Kim Evans, Rock Port, Steve Evans and wife, Rhonda, Tarkio, Missouri, Reed Evans and Rocky Evans and wife, Jamie, all of Rock Port; seventeen grandchildren, Cory, Marcie, Jeremy, Jill, Nikki, Danny, Kenny, Bobby, Kari Beth, Lori, Haley, Hyatt, Heath, Mark, Dane, Jodie and Bryan; nineteen great-grandchildren; siblings, Beverly Wacker and husband, Robert, Salem, Illinois, Phyllis Adams, Peru, Nebraska, Dwight Perry and wife, Donna, Watson, Missouri, Dale Perry and wife, Joyce, Auburn, Nebraska; brother-in-law, James Taylor and wife, Marilyn, Flemington, Missouri; and numerous nieces and nephews.
10:00 AM, Tuesday, March 5, 2013, United Methodist Church, Rock Port.
Interment: Greenhill Cemetery, Rock Port
Memorials: Rock Port Nutrition Center or United Methodist Church, Rock Port
Open visitation will begin 9:00 AM Monday, March 4, 2013 , Minter Funeral Chapel, Rock Port, where the family will receive friends that evening from 6:00 â€“ 7:00 PM.
Online obituaries and condolences at www.minterfuneralchapels.com.
Services: Minter Funeral Chapel, Rock Port